Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation (SPSF) is excited to announce a new partnership with Second Harvest’s Food Rescue program.
Since December, SPSF has distributed over 40,000lbs of nutritious food to Saskatoon Public Schools that receive nutrition support from SPSF, Greater Saskatoon School Division, and other community partners including Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Center the Friendship Inn and White Buffalo Youth Lodge.
“Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation is so grateful to Second Harvest’s Food Rescue program. Our partnership has enabled thousands of pounds of nutritious food to be distributed to families in need. There is nothing more fulfilling for us than hearing stories about chicken soup being made at school to feed young learners or knowing that protein like salmon and quinoa help families stay healthy.” Says Zeba Ahmad, Executive Director of SPSF.
These donations were received as part of Second Harvest’s FoodRescue.ca, Canada’s largest food rescue organization. Rescuing surplus food for since 1985, they’ve matched food donations from generous businesses, who understand the importance of recovering healthy, nutritious food and diverting it to those in need. Their new platform takes a local approach, giving food donors a simple and fast system to connect directly with social service programs in local communities.
“Second Harvest is thrilled to be able to provide good, healthy food to the Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation to assist with feeding hungry children and families. I look forward to growing this partnership as well finding donors in Saskatoon in order to provide as much food as possible to the Foundation” says Wendy Erlanger, Head of Operations (MB, SK, The North) of Second Harvest.
Many of Saskatoon Public Schools have already been receiving donations through foodrescue.ca on an ongoing basis and many more have just recently signed up. Together, we can make a great impact in our schools, but we need your help in finding food donors. You can do this by telling your favourite café, restaurant, grocer, butcher – any food business – about FoodRescue.ca. Membership is FREE without any obligation to donate regularly and businesses can choose to direct their donation to a specific school or program. Ask a business to try it out! Please click here for more information or contact DonnaLyn at SPSF at 306-683-8335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org